Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 20, 1714-1717. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1767-1830.
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DIE Jovis, 25 Augusti.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
Morison versus Nisbet.
The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed, for hearing the Cause wherein William Morison of Preston Grange Esquire is Appellant, and William Nisbett of Dirlton Esquire and others are Respondents:"
It is Ordered, That this House will hear the said Cause, by Counsel, at the Bar, on Wednesday next, at Eleven a Clock.
Evans & Ux. versus Jackson:
After hearing Counsel, upon the Petition and Appeal of John Evans and Mary his Wife; complaining of a Decree of the Court of Chancery, made the Twentyfifth Day of April in the Tenth Year of the Reign of the late Queen Anne; and of an Order on Rehearing, and subsequent Proceedings of the said Court, in certain Causes there depending, wherein John Jackson was Plaintiff, and Thomas Traunter, John Evans and Mary his Wife, were Defendants; and wherein the said John Evans and his Wife were Plaintiffs, and the said John Jackson and Thomas Traunter Defendants; and praying to be relieved, as to this House shall seem meet: As also upon the Answer of the said John Jackson put in thereunto; and due Consideration of what was offered thereupon:
It is Ordered and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Petition and Appeal be, and is hereby, dismissed this House; and that the Decree, Order, and subsequent Proceedings, therein complained of, be, and are hereby, affirmed.
Messages from H. C. with Bills.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Secretary Stanhope and others:
With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for encouraging all Superiors, Vassals, Landlords, and Tenants, in Scotland, who do and shall continue in their Duty and Loyalty to His Majesty King George; and for discouraging all Superiors, Vassals, Landlords, and Tenants there, who have been, or shall be, guilty of rebellious Practices against His said Majesty; and for making void all fraudulent Entails, Tailzies, and Conveyances, made there, for barring or excluding the Effect of Forfeitures that may have been, or shall be, incurred there on any such Account; as also for calling any suspected Person or Persons, whose Estate or principal Residence are in Scotland, to appear at Edinburgh, or where it shall be judged expedient, to find Bail for their good Behaviour;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House,
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by the Lord Coningsby and others:
With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for allowing a Time for Two Hundred and Thirteen Families of Protestant Palatines, now settled in Ireland, to take the Oaths, in order to entitle them to all the Benefits intended them by the Act of the Seventh Year of Her late Majesty's Reign, for naturalizing Foreign Protestants;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.
Loyalty in Scotland, for encouraging, Bill.
The First-mentioned Bill was read the First Time, and ordered to be read a Second Time To-morrow Morning.
Wine and Tobacco Merchants Bill.
Whereas this Day was appointed, for the House to be in a Committee on the Bill, intituled, "An Act for Relief of Merchants, Importers of Tobacco and Wine, concerned in Bonds given for Part of the Duties on the same:"
It is Ordered, That this House be put into a Committee thereupon, on Tuesday next; and that the Officers of the Customs concerned in the Revenue, and the Merchants for whose Relief the Bill is desired, do then attend the said Committee; and also that the Secretary of the Treasury be desired to attend their Lordships at the same Time.
Gravier, &c. Nat. Bill.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Peter Gravier and Theodore Boucher."
Massion's Pet. to be added to it.
A Petition of Francis Masson; praying to be added to the said Bill, was presented to the House, and read.
Ordered, That the said Petition do lie on the Table, till the Bill be read a Second Time.
The said Peter Gravier, Theodore Boucher, and Francis Masson, took the Oaths appointed, in order to their Naturalization.
Ordered, That the Committee, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable Sir Hungerford Hoskins Baronet to raise Monies, to discharge his Brothers and Sisters Portions, and to settle a Jointure on a Wife," was referred, be revived; and meet on Monday Morning next.
Porteous' Appeal rejected, not being brought in Time.
A Petition and Appeal of Andrew Porteous, in Deboig, was offered to the House.
But, the last Interlocutory Sentence or Decree complained of being dated the 30th of July last, and the said Appeal not being brought within the Time limited by the Standing Order, the same was rejected.
Bromfield's Bill, Committee to draw Reasons for disagreeing to the Commons Amendments:
The House, taking into Consideration what Proceeding is necessary to be had, touching their Lordships Disagreement to some of the Amendments made by the Commons, to the Bill relating to the Estate of John Bromfield Esquire, in the County of Southampton, appointed the Lords following to be a Committee, to draw Reasons, to be offered at a Conference with the House of Commons, for disagreeing to some of the said Amendments; and report the same to the House:
Their Lordships, or any Three of them; to meet on Monday next, at Ten a Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.
Message to H. C. for a Conference about them.
And a Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Meller and Mr. Dormer:
To desire a Conference, upon the Subject-matter of the Amendments made by them to the above mentioned Bill, at One a Clock on Tuesday next, in the Painted Chamber.
Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Veneris, vicesimum sextum diem instantis Augusti, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.